Heroes of the past still giving to stars of today

Billy McNeill and Stevie Chalmers, the legendary members of Celtic’s 1967 European Cup-winning team who passed away within the last week, were childhood heroes of mine.

Both, by the way, were over a decade retired from football at that stage, lest you think the image of your correspondent on this page has been a little too generously photoshopped.

Therefore, with the present obscured, the past came into focus.

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